How should carpet be maintained?
Carpet can be easily maintained with a regular vacuuming regime. A weekly vacuum with a good quality vacuum cleaner will prolong the longevity of all carpet types. High traffic areas would benefit from more frequent vacuuming.
Note that vacuuming frequently will only remove surface dirt, so ensure that you incorporate a deep steam clean (for synthetic carpet types) every 1-2 years or dry clean (for wool carpet types) to remove pollutants, dust mites, pet hair and other debris that are usually further trapped below the surface or in between fibres.
You can steam clean your own carpet or hire a professional that uses powerful equipment for a better result.
Spills should be promptly attended to, particularly for wool carpet types. Do take note of the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions as this can vary for different materials and origin of the stain.